I miss old landline telephones. Corded ones that you could cradle under your shoulder while you did the dishes without having buttons that your chin would hit and accidentally disconnect a caller. I loathe cordless phones, speaker phone and plug in headsets. Same with cell phones. Something about the way the speakers and recievers work block out the pauses and breaths that help a conversation flow naturally. Since you can't hear them, both callers tend to start talking at the same time and over eachother, or the tone of the conversation just seems to lack something. Plus, being locked into a set distance from the phone made you focus. Now with wireless/cordless people wander physically and mentally and aren't always 'in' the conversation.